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Night Of The Kings

A host of Cannes Label and autumn festival selections populate the competitions line-up at the upcoming virtual edition of the 56th Chicago International Film Festival announced on Monday (September 21).

Venice and Toronto selections in the International Feature Competition include Apples (Greece) from Christos Nikou and Philippe Lacôte’s Ivorian Night Of The Kings, while among the New Directors highlights are João Paulo Miranda Maria’s Memory House from Brazil, and Palestine-set Gaza Mon Amor from Tarzan and Arab Nasser.

True Mothers (Japan) from Naomi Kawase in International Feature Competition and Spring Blossom (France) from Suzanne Lindon in New Directors are Cannes Label selections that screen in San Sebastian and also played Toronto.

Sam Pollard’s MLK/FBI in International Documentary Competition screens at New York Film Festival and is joined by the likes of Gregory Monro’s Kubrick By Kubrick, Maya Zinshtein’s ’Til Kingdom Come from Israel, and Transoceánicas (Argentina) from Lucía Vassallo and Meritxell Colell Aparicio.

The Chicago roster includes world premieres for Stefanie Klemm’s Of Fish And Men (Switzerland), Ignacio Márquez’s The Special (Venezuela), Mama Gloria (US), and The Road Up (US) from Jon Siskel and Greg Jacobs.

Chicago International Film Festival runs from October 14-25. The competitions line-up appears below.

International Feature Competition

And Tomorrow the Entire World (Germany)
Dir. Julia von Heinz
North American premiere

Apples (Greece)
Dir. Christos Nikou

Careless Crime (Iran)
Dir. Shahram Mokri
North American premiere

Dear Comrades! (Russia)
Dir. Andrei Konchalovskiy
North American premiere

I’m Your Woman (US)
Dir. Julia Hart

Night Of The Kings (Côte d’Ivoire/France/Canada/Senegal)
Dir. Philippe Lacôte

Padrenostro (Italy)
Dir. Claudio Noce
North American premiere

Sweat (Poland/Sweden)
Dir. Magnus van Horne
North American premiere

True Mothers (Japan)
Dir. Naomi Kawase
US premiere

Under The Open Sky (Japan)
Dir. Miwa Nishikawa
US premiere

New Directors Competition

Any Crybabies Around (Japan)
Dir. Takuma Sato
North American premiere

Becoming Mona (The Netherlands)
Dirs. Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Niels van Coevorden
International premiere

Gaza Mon Amor (Palestine/Germany/France, Portugal)
Dirs. Tarzan and Arab Nasser
US premiere

Memory House (Brazil)
Dir. João Paulo Miranda Maria
US premiere

Of Fish And Men (Switzerland)
Dir. Stefanie Klemm
World premiere

Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time (Hungary)
Dir. Lili Horvath
US premiere

Schoolgirls (Spain)
Dir. Pilar Palomero
North American premiere

Sleep (Germany)
Dir. Michael Venus
US premiere

The Special (Venezuela)
Dir. Ignacio Márquez
World premiere

Spring Blossom (France)
Dir. Suzanne Lindon
US premiere

Striding Into The Wind (China)
Dir. Shujun Wei
North American premiere

International Documentary Competition

Kubrick By Kubrick (France)
Dir. Gregory Monro
North American premiere

Little Girl (France)
Dir. Sébastien Lifshitz
North American premiere

Dir. Sam Pollard

Mama Gloria (US)
Dir. Luchina Fisher
World premiere

The Prophet And The Space Aliens (Israel/Austria/South Africa)
Dir. Yoav Shamir
North American premiere

The Road Up (US)
Dirs. Jon Siskel, Greg Jacobs
World premiere

Things We Dare Not Do (Mexico)
Dir. Bruno Santamaría
US premiere

’Til Kingdom Come (Israel)
Dir. Maya Zinshtein
International premiere

Transoceánicas (Argentina)
Dirs. Lucía Vassallo, Meritxell Colell Aparicio
North American premiere